Fulham pair Lasse Vigen Christensen and Cauley Woodrow have signed for Championship rivals Burton Albion on loan until the end of the season.

The two academy graduates have not featured in Slavisa Jokanovic’s first-team plans this season and Fulham have taken the decision to offer the duo an opportunity of regular football in the same division to continue their own development. Christensen’s future has been the subject of fevered speculation this month after the midfielder made just four senior appearances this term and had been linked with a return to his nature Denmark.

The 22 year-old has struggled to recapture the sparkling form that marked his promotion to the first team under his former youth team coach Kit Symons back in 2014, but Christensen has been dogged by a succession of niggling injuries over the past 18 months. Brewers boss Nigel Clough said that Fulham retain ‘high hopes’ for a player who has made 56 appearances, scoring six goals including memorable strikes against Bolton Wanderers, Brighton and Huddersfield Town.

Woodrow has had to be content with first-team football in the EFL Cup this year, scoring twice in the first round success at Leyton Orient, but the former England under-21 international striker has been overlooked since missing a third round penalty in the defeat by Bristol City. Woodrow, who was such a success alongside Moussa Dembele at youth team level, has started just one league game this year and has already talked about his desire to score the goals that will help keep Burton in the Championship.

Both players could make their Albion debuts in Saturday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers but they will be ineligible to face their parent club for Fulham’s visit to the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night.